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NZPBA Rescue Craft.
The Current Rescue Boat was Purchased in 2006 and uses a Ramco Hull with a 90hp Mariner Outboard
The Purpose of the Driver Rescue Boat is to return the Driver to the shore based Medical Team as soon as possible so any Injury maybe treated. Three People are required to be on the Rescue Craft, The Driver whom Pilots the Craft, The Diver who is trained in Rescue and Recovery, A third person is there to assist with loading Patients onto the Boat
The Rear of the Rescue Craft drops down to aid in loading the Injured onto the boat whilst they are on the backboard
Often a member of the Paramedic Team will be on Board
The Rescue Diver must wear his scuba Gear whilst a race is in Progress.
The Rescue Craft is also there to help extinguish any Fires that may break out.
The Old NZPBA Rescue Craft was sold to the Southland Power Boat Club

The Southland Club Had to do a lot of Work on the Boat including replacement of the underpowered Engine. They have also added a Fire Pump System. The Boat is available for use at South Island Regattas

Race Classes
Click on the Images Below to learn more about each Race Class in the NZPBA

Series 3000

Pro Com

Pro Stock

Modified Hydroplane

Grand National Hydroplane

Formula 1

Formula 2

Formula 3



Formula V

Mod VP

Grand Prix Hydroplane

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Secretary Raewyn Palmer
P.O.Box 30-833
Lower Hutt 5040
Phone (04) 586 0919
Fax (04) 293 7034
Mobile 027 416 5070